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Want to Improve Your Memory? Here's How!

By Donna Stark

Which type of person are you? Are you the type who can recite all the phone numbers of your childhood friends, pull off your mom's famous recipe without even looking at it, and remember the name of everyone you meet? Or are you the type of person who forgets the date of your best friend's birthday every single year? The memories of some people are so good, we often end up wondering how they were able to get like that, while the memories of others are so bad, we end up wondering what in the world is wrong with them. No matter where you fall on the "memory-spectrum" though, there are always things you can do to improve it. Take a look at a few of those ways here.

Get Your Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important factors for optimal brain health. The quality and the amount of sleep you get is critical because that is the time when your brain organizes and stores your memories. In other words, the less sleep you get, the less reliable your memory is.

Spend Time Learning

If there is one thing the brain is meant to do, it's the act of learning new things. The brain needs exercise just like the rest of your body does, and the best way to stimulate it, is to fill it up with new information. By learning new things, you will be able to strengthen all of the different processes that occur throughout your brain, including those that deal with memory.

Use What You Have

Even though we could probably figure out the way on our own with just a little bit of thinking, one of the first instincts that many of us have when we get in our cars is to enter an address in our GPS systems. We also tend to grab our calculators before even thinking about using a piece of paper and pen too, don't we? Well, it's time to stop shortchanging the ability of our brains and to use what we already have! It's a great way to put our memory to the test!

Exercise Regularly

If you want to take the necessary steps to improve your memory, you have to engage in some form of physical activity every day. Like sleep, exercise is vital for optimal brain health. It gets your blood pumping and improves circulation, which means more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to your brain.

Remember This

It is never too soon or too late to start improving your memory, so go ahead and get busy! Take the time to exercise and use your brain to its full potential. You definitely won't ever regret doing so!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Citrus Heights, Calif.

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